FUGOO Style XL$199.99
360 degree sound8.5/10
35-HOUR BATTERY LIFE8.0/10
Portable Power Bank8.5/10
SIRI & GOOGLE NOW CONTROL8.2/10
- Impressive robotic design.
- The high degree of ruggedness.
- Quality 360 degrees sound.
- Eight versatile drivers at your disposal.
- Impressive high battery life.
- Little bit lack of bass at higher levels of volume.
- Low Bluetooth range.
FUGOO Style XL review – Portable Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker with Built-in Speakerphone.
In this FUGOO Style XL review, firstly I would like to explain shortly about the FUGOO Company. USA based FUGOO has a long history in the strategic product design of hardware and software. FUGOO claims their appointed executive team has some members from the award-winning industry. They have been vital in the creativity of many significant technology industry milestones. Their executive team is motivating the improvement and industry adoption of Bluetooth. They also claim, their executive team’s combined experience age group for more than 100 years. Their experience sector is the design, innovation, and development of the industry.
FUGOO compare themselves with the leading companies such as Acer, eMachines, Harmon Kardon, JBL, and Toshiba. FUGOO’s Bluetooth speakers are manufacturing to contest on a global market. The company steps ahead to find a way to get their products into the hands of customers. Met with the competing challenge against several reputed speaker manufacturers. Most of them are spending millions on advertising. The FUGOO team is realizing it would need to highlight the product’s ‘first impression’. It needs to generate craze and introduce the brand in a remarkable way.
The Style XL speaker’s interesting robotic looks
Before telling something about ‘FUGOO Style XL’ speaker, I feel the necessity of explaining to you. ‘Why I’m writing this FUGOO Style XL review?’ I have a retail speaker business in my town especially Amazon collection. I visit Amazon random, try to find out a good quality speaker, and buy it. Before I buy, I prefer its design, read features, and reviews. I also prefer to know about the manufacturing Company and its targeted consumers. The Style XL speaker’s interesting robotic looks (without the rugged) and ‘Amazon’s choice’ attract my attention. Moreover, Style XL Called the Best All-around Speaker by ‘Outside’ Magazine, and most user reviews saying positive too. Finally, I buy it for retail sale and now I can tell you something more about it.
It is the fact that there’s an ocean of available choices and different categories of portable wireless speakers. Each product comes with its own capabilities in the market. The FUGOO Style XL portable Bluetooth speaker is something different to me. It is because of its robotic design, rugged cover, and IP67 rating. There are many different portable Bluetooth speakers in this price ($ 169.99) range. But most of them are not featuring 8 drivers with true 360 degrees sound like the Style XL. Its max volume output of 97dB sound pressure level.
FUGOO Style XL Design which is a little deferent than others
Now I’m talking about the design in this Style XL review. It needs to talking first about the design of FUGOO’s speakers which are a little deferent than others. They maintained to present some invention extraordinary design for their all models. If you look at Style XL speaker without rugged, you will be surprised to see its interesting robotic design. Along with the rugged cover, the speaker looks more like a designer woman’s handbag than a piece of electronics.
Dustproof, and shockproof
FUGOO Style XL dimensions are 11.4 x 3.9 x 4.6 inches and weight is around 3.8 Lbs. with Sand and Black colors rugged. Its IP67 rating ensures it can go 3 feet underwater for 30 minutes. Though it will float as well for easy retrieval, and it also fully mud-proof, dustproof, and shockproof to 3 feet as well. It has operating soft-touch buttons placed on the top of the rugged with the sign. Style XL has Google Now / SIRI compatible full-duplex built-in speakerphone for hands-free chatting.
It has 8 Core-X acoustic drivers that are 4 tweeters, 2 mid/sub drivers, 2 passive radiators give 360-degree quality sound. The 8 drivers symmetrically are placing nicely. 2 tweeters come with 1 mid/sub drivers. Both are placing front and back longer side. Here 2 passive radiators are placing both shorter sides of the speaker. This gives crank out clean highs, midrange punches and deep, roaring lows, rich audio, and a 97 dB. sound pressure level.
FUGOO uses 4 Lithium-ion batteries which are including in their model ‘FUGOO Style XL.’ You will have 35-Hours life with 50% of volume level. Only 3.5 hours charge time and you’re ready to go for another 35 hours. Not only that, FUGOO uses the battery as a power bank.
You can easily quickly charge your phones and tablets through the included USB Port. Which is placing on one side panel of the speaker. You will find here 3.5mm stereo input too. It is safely rubber covered, and on the other side, you will find a charging port, power button, and Bluetooth connection indicator. Style XL uses Bluetooth 4.0 for wireless connectivity; connectivity range up to 36 meters/120 feet outdoor and 10 meters/33 feet indoors.
What’s In the Box that you will get while unboxing
You will find:
- The FUGOO Style XL speaker with Rugged (Jacket).
- An AC adapter for charging the speaker.
- A USB cable.
- A 3.5 mm audio cable.
- The speaker’s Manuel book.
FUGOO Style XL Features covering all your need in details
360 Degree sound
There are 8 Core-X acoustic drivers. 4 tweeters, 2 mid/sub drivers, 2 passive radiators nicely placing also surrounding (4 sides) of the speaker. That’s why the speaker gives 360 degrees sound. Every place you put the speaker is perfectly placed.
FUGOO uses 4 Lithium-ion batteries which only takes 3.5 hours to get a full charge and you’re ready to go for another 35 hours with 50% of volume level.
The FUGOO Style XL speaker is IP67 rated, which means it is fully water-proof, mud-proof, dustproof, and shockproof. IP67 rating ensures it can go 3 feet underwater for 30 minutes, though it will float as well for easy retrieval, and shockproof to 3 feet as well.
The FUGOO Style XL speaker has Google Now / SIRI compatible full-duplex built-in speakerphone. You can chat with the Omni-direction echoes cancellation microphone.
FUGOO uses 4 Lithium-ion batteries which can preserve huge power. For this reason, FUGOO designs the Style XL speaker as the power bank. You can quickly charge your Smartphones or Tablets from the speaker.
The FUGOO Style XL speaker uses Bluetooth 4.0 for wireless connectivity. Connectivity range up to 36 meters/120 feet outdoor and 10 meters/33 feet indoors. Out of Bluetooth, there is 4 connectivity port on the speaker. These are 3.5mm stereo input, USB type A dedicated charge port for fast charging up to 1amp external device. There is a micro USB port for downloadable firmware updates, DC-in jack for charging speaker’s internal battery.
Moreover, the speaker is designed for Bluetooth low energy for Wireless Remote Control with Google Now and SIRI voice access. AVRCP 1.5 (Audio/Video remote control profile) enables control from a supported audio device. The optional Remote Control, advanced audio distribution profile (A2DP) 1.3, hands-free profile (HFP) 1.6, and headset profile (HSP) 1.2.
the FUGOO Style XL Audio Performance high sound
From the first listen, the Style XL impressed with its high sound and shall try to explain its performance through this FUGOO Style XL review. Unlike most other portable Bluetooth speakers that cost about $200, the FUGOO Style XL hits the highs and the lows equally well. On St. Vincent’s ‘Digital Witness’ the Style XL nicely balanced the deep bass riffs with the vocals and the bright horns.
It crispy reproduced the acoustic guitar picking on Beck’s ‘Heart Is a Drum’. The impetuous flutes and threads at the beginning of Mendelssohn’s overture to “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”. They came across depth that other Bluetooth speakers struggle too. The FUGOO Style XL also handled the low-end growl on the Beastie Boys classic “Shake Your Rump”.
It is very difficult to reach ‘Stereo’ for a smaller speaker, Fugoo decided not to really try, and instead of ‘Stereo’, they focused on 360 degrees sound. There is no “right” direction to listen to the FUGOO Style XL, as it fires sound all around. To do this the company uses a total of eight speakers: 4 tweeters, 2 mid/sub drivers, 2 passive radiators.
Fugoo might allow listeners to hand-pick the looks of its speaker to match their tastes. But thankfully, the Style XL provides stunning performance out of the box that will impress across the board. Whether you first use the speaker inside or out, in bad weather, or on the sunny beachside, you’ll be preserving to a finely-tuned experience. The sound performance of the FUGOO Style XL is one of the Fugoo’s best qualities.
With its eight-speaker setup, it dishes out the most successful attempt at true 360 degrees sound I’ve heard yet. The sound profile defies its size, pumping out audio where the bass should little more. Layered with mids distort is okay, but with full volume, there is a little bit distort though it depends on the recording quality. There might a few lacking basses. But appropriate for mellow jazz master cuts, hip-hop, and rock alike, I am impressed with the FUGOO Style XL.
‘SIRI’, ‘Google Now’
As explained earlier, The FUGOO Style XL Bluetooth speaker offers support for ‘SIRI’, ‘Google Now’, and phone calls. The internal microphone picks multiple voices in a room. The speaker can play through phone calls without harsh distortion.
Vocals and treble tones
Compare this with the previous best in overall sound for $200 portable Bluetooth speakers. The UE Boom, which did well with vocals and treble tones, but lacked the rich bass needed for the full sound package. I have noticed that things have switched; it gets damn loud, but the bass quality is overall not the best at 60%+ volume.
Ways how tested audio performance with the Style XL
Lows-In a speaker this size. You’re never going to get powerful bass, but the Style XL also handled the low-end growl with more detail. It is nicely balanced the bass melodies with the vocals and the happy horns.
- Mids-Midrange is fairly decent, and the bass is okay for this speaker size. There is a reasonable amount of sound depth to the mids, having guitars and vocals a nice strong presence.
- Highs-The highs are strong and loud, but the bass is not as deeper as I expect. There are some distortion and harshness in the high-end volume, though it’s depending on the music you’re listening to.
- As I point out above, and as is always the item with Bluetooth speakers. The surface you place the FUGOO Style XL on is going to have a dramatic effect on sound quality, as will the outsides surrounding it.
- It taking a little time to play with positioning the speaker will benefit your listening experience.
Product information that you should consider before buy
- Product Dimensions 11.4 x 3.9 x 4.6 inches
- Item Weight 3.8 pounds
- Shipping Weight 5.45 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Manufacturer Fugoo
- ASIN B00S7S1FTM
- Item model number FXLSTSN01
- Batteries 4 Lithium-ion batteries required. (included)
- Customer Reviews 4.1 out of 5 stars and 330 customer reviews
Final discussion to pointing out from your perspective
No Bluetooth speakers in the market are absolutely perfect. If your eyes are only set on the big brands, the Style XL Bluetooth speaker might seem to have come from left field. This Bluetooth speaker is pricing to take on the likes of the Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM or JBL Xtreme. Gets the edge thanks to its true 360 degrees sound, reasonable price, and all-around solid performance. No other portable Bluetooth speaker that costs under $200. Fugoo’s combination of drivers is battery life and waterproofing.
Moreover, in fact, few devices that cost around $300 can match the FUGOO Style XL’s features and audio performance. If you’re in the market for a portable Bluetooth speaker, you may try for the FUGOO Style XL. As one that excels in outdoor, active, social settings, Fugoo markets this speaker very clearly, and the Style XL delivers on that promise. The FUGOO Style XL strong sound, ruggedness, and long battery life shine this speaker. If you’re looking for a durable Bluetooth speaker that you can get directly from Amazon. You don’t mind spending $169.99 — the Style XL should be high on your list.